Rahad River

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The Rahad is a river whose sources are in Ethiopia, where it is called Shinfa, and a tributary of the Abay (Blue Nile) on the right side.[1] The river has its origins in the Ethiopian Highlands, from where it flows 480 kilometers into eastern Sudan. In Sudan, it merges into the Blue Nile.

Map showing the Ethiopian Highlands, where Rahad River originates.


  1. ^ "Rahad River". Britannica Encyclopaedia. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 

Coordinates: 14°46′N 33°51′E / 14.767°N 33.850°E / 14.767; 33.850